The Dangerous Books series
The Dangerous Book for Boys
If ever there were a book to make you switch off your television set, The Dangerous Book for Boys is it.
How many other books will help you thrash someone at conkers, race your own go-cart, and identify the best quotations from Shakespeare? The Dangerous Book for Boys gives you facts and figures at your fingertips – swot up on the solar system, learn about famous battles and read inspiring stories of incredible courage and bravery. Teach your old dog new tricks. Make a pinhole camera. Understand the laws of cricket. There’s a whole world out there: with this book, anyone can get out and explore it.
The Dangerous Book for Boys is written with the verve and passion that readers of Conn Iggulden’s number one bestselling novels have come to expect. This book, his first non-fiction work, has been written with his brother as a celebration of the long summers of their youth and as a compendium of information so vital to men of all ages. Lavishly designed and fully illustrated in colour and black and white throughout, it’s set to be a perfect gift for Father’s Day and beyond.
Chapters in The Dangerous Book for Boys include: The Seven Ancient Wonders of the World, Conkers, Laws of Football, Dinosaurs, Fishing, Juggling, Timers and Tripwires, Kings and Queens, Famous Battles, Spies, Making Crystals, Insects and Spiders, Astronomy, Girls, The Golden Age of Piracy, Secret Inks, Patron Saints of Britain, Skimming Stones, Dog Tricks, Making a Periscope, Coin Tricks, Marbles, Artillery, The Origin of Words and The Solar System.
The Dangerous Book for Boys Yearbook
Packed with historical facts, seasonal activities and space to note your own adventures, ‘The Dangerous Book for Boys Yearbook’ will keep men and boys busy from January to December
Stuffed with seasonal activities to do with your friends: when is conker season? Where can I roll giant cheeses and why? What is flounder tramping and do I really want to do it?
Packed with useful historical facts to impress your friends: on what day was Isambard Kingdom Brunel born? When was the land speed record last broken and by whom? When were the Crown Jewels nearly stolen and how?
And, on top of Conn and Hal Iggulden’s fascinating and fun facts, there is space for you to add your own notes: when did you spot your first robin this year? Do you have a top tip for building the biggest and the best snowman? And is there a piece of family wisdom that you want to remember and treasure?
Written with all the verve and wit that readers of ‘The Dangerous Book for Boys’ have come to love, and designed in the same beautiful packaging, it is a book to treasure – and to use again and again.
The Pocket Dangerous Book for Boys: Things to Know
If ever there was a book to make you switch off your television set, The Dangerous Book for Boys was it. And now, from the same authors, comes The Pocket Book of Things to Know – packed with fascinating facts and tantalising trivia.
'The Dangerous Book for Boys' was the book of the year in 2006, inspiring a newfound passion for adventure, fun and all things 'dangerous'. Now the authors have brought together all their facts: fun and frivolous, entertaining and useful, into a ‘Pocket Book of Things to Know’.
Impress your friends and family with your amazing knowledge of the solar system, your uncanny ability to name the kings and queens of England, your breathtaking brilliance at unravelling codes and ciphers. The Pocket Book of Things to Know will make every man and boy, not to mention the women in their lives, as knowledgeable as they have always wished to be!
The Pocket Dangerous Book for Boys: Things to Do
If ever there was a book to make you switch off your television set, ‘The Dangerous Book for Boys’ was it. And now, from the same authors, comes ‘The Pocket Book of Things to Do’ – packed with exciting and fun things to keep you entertained all summer.
'The Dangerous Book for Boys' was the book of the year in 2006, inspiring a newfound passion for adventure, fun and all things 'dangerous'. Now, the authors have expanded their knowledge of all things fun to do and have come up with the fantastic ‘Pocket Book of Things to Do’.
With everything from how to win at poker, how to make a paper hat and how to skim stones to how to tie a knot to how to write a note in secret ink, the Pocket Book will appeal to men and boys alike, not forgetting the women in their lives!
The Dangerous Book of Heroes
A book of heroes, new and old, known and sadly forgotten, now to be glorified as they ought to be.
From Captain Scott to Joe Simpson, from Douglas Bader to Ernest Shackleton, from Gertrude Bell to Emily Pankhurst, Conn Iggulden brings our great heroes from history back to life.
Filled with the British sense of fair play and decency that made ‘The Dangerous Book for Boys’ so popular, ‘The Dangerous Book of Heroes’ celebrates those who fought for what is right and good, those who made amazing discoveries, those who moved boundaries in their lifetimes.
Praise for the The Dangerous Books series:
"It should have a powerful and instructive effect on the children who read it" - Daily Telegraph
Tollins: Explosive Tales for Children
It's Peter Pan with attitude as Conn Iggulden, creator of the phenomenal bestseller The Dangerous Book for Boys, introduces an explosive and magical new fictional world.
"Tollins are not fairies. Though they both have wings, fairies are delicate creatures and much smaller.
Tollins are also a lot less fragile than fairies. In fact, the word 'fragile' can't really be used about them at all. They are about as fragile as a housebrick…"
In these three tales, Conn Iggulden introduces the explosive, magical and adventurous world of the Tollins, all beautifully illustrated in full colour by Lizzy Duncan. Complete with thrilling stories of danger and derring-do, glorious drawings, maps and diagrams, this is more than a fantastic fiction debut for children – it's also the definitive guide to these remarkable little flying creatures. Just don't ever call them fairies…
Tollins II: Dynamite Tales
More tall tales about tiny people from the bestselling author of THE DANGEROUS BOOK FOR BOYS – now in paperback with all new black and white illustrations… But whatever you do, DON’T call them fairies!
We return to Chorleywood, home of the Tollins – tiny creatures with wings who aren’t fairies and are about as fragile as a house brick. In three thrilling stories, they will face the trials of armed invasion, radio technology and… amateur dramatics.
How to Blow Up Tollins
It's Peter Pan with attitude as Conn Iggulden, creator of the phenomenal bestseller The Dangerous Book for Boys, presents three big adventures about very little people…
“Tollins are also a lot less fragile than fairies. In fact, the word 'fragile' can't really be used about them at all. They are about as fragile as a housebrick…"
In these three tales, Conn Iggulden explores the explosive, magical and adventurous world of the Tollins, all delightfully illustrated by Lizzy Duncan. Complete with thrilling cliff-hangers, evil plots, derring-do and even the odd fairy (usually squashed), this is the book every boy reader has been waiting for. You’ve met Tinkerbell – now get ready to meet little people as you have never known them before. Just don't ever call them fairies…